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during the dog days of summer as others head to the beach? >> power players, in a huge switch the u.s. is a refiner to the world and a hand full of companies are helping lead the charge. >>> shopping spree, we all like the idea of buying american products but finding them is a different story. so we hit the mall to see for ourselves in our special series made in america. we have all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for wednesday, august 7th. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. call it the summer stumble. it doesn't qualify as a swoon or full fledged sale off yet but u.s. stocks fell dropping like dominos. japan notably declined 4% as the yen rose against the dollar. here in the u.s. investors seemed unsettled by reoccurring fed chatter thinking the u.s. may scale back stimulus in september maybe not. if not, maybe the end of the year. either way, investors didn't like it. the dow dropped 48 points and the nasdaq to 3654 and the s&p 500 closed at 1690 and change. >>> since 1987, august is the worst month for stocks, so what should investors do? joining us with his
." the show is in its second season. we are glad you joined us. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every daywe know that we are only halfwaywalmart committed $2 billion toas we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers likethank you. tavis: please welcome laura dern by on this program. the oscar nominees is enjoying great success on her series called "enlightened." here is a scene from "enlightened." >> where have you been for two days? >> i was in la. >> and? >> i do not want to talk to you about this kind of stuff. it would be great if you were happy for me, but it never works out that way. >> happy for what now? >> things are going to change for the better, so when the time is right. >> you have a new boyfriend or what? >> it is more than that. the bigger liar i dream about. be happy, mom. that is all i need from you. tavis: all right, then. how cool is that? >> it was cool getting to work with my mom. tavis: it really is mom. since you wer
a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: phil jackson quit after learning -- earning 11 rings. practicallyt stop every team in the league from pursuing him to come back. coach, no questions about your comeback. that decision may be forthcoming, we shall see. he spends a lot of time in montana where he writes books, detailing his philosophy about winning and losing. "11 rings, the soul of success." i really love the subtitle. >> everything pales behind winning. make a big statement, the losses to detroit and to boston were real moments that were tough to get by. player, we lost to the lakers and 71, 72. we were able to win 72 and 73 against the laker team. tavis: if one can get addicted to winning, what is the antidote for that? it is an addiction like anything else, you see where i am going with this. what do you do about that? if you lose, it is a deep thought. it was the innovator of the triangle offense. players ofed
has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm, but as i've already said, i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. >> will he or won't he? the white house lays the ground work for a strike on syria, leaving wall street and the world waiting. this is "nightly business report" for friday, august 30th. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. i'm susie gharib. >> and i'm bill griffeth in for tyler tonight. a determined president obama today making the case to justify a u.s. military strike against syria over its use of chemical weapons but no decisions have been made when and how the u.s. will respond, only affirmations no u.s. troops will be sent on the ground. john kerry said administration has evidence the assad regime used chemical weapons that killed more than 1,000 syrians, including hundreds of children. kerry said being war weary does not allow us to turn the other cheek. >> we know after a decade of co
are about spending and how that could impact the u.s. economy. first up, home depot. sales soared 11% helped by the turn around in housing. sales are so good they uplifted the sales and earning look for the rest of the year. >>> barnes & noble doubled, hurt by a 20% drop in sales by the nook e reader. j.c. penney lasts tripled and sales dropped 11% as it tries to recover from sales strategies of the past. the biggest surprise is from best buy, earnings up a stunning 22 times from a year ago. it looks like the electronics giant once left for dead enga neared a turn around that could be the envy of the sector. courtney regan has more on the comeback. >> reporter: this is the type of shopper best buy is trying to attract. the kind that's willing to come into the store and spend money. >> there is usually quite a lot to choose from and if you can't find it here, it's online. >> reporter: for years they company to bring in paying customers. best buy was the place for shoppers to showroom or preview an extensive tv or computer before buying it at cheaper prices at amazon or walmart but today inves
griffeth in for tyler tonight here with susie gharib. waiting for confirmation the u.s. and its allies are nearing a decision on staging a military strike against syria. that fear sent the markets into a tail spin on tuesday. today a different story, though, stocks ended higher, that after traders heard no further rattling about syria and after a surge in oil prices that actually helped lift energy stocks today. the dow ended higher of three straight losing sessions finished up 48 points, the nasdaq up 14, the s&p added 4. crude oil up another dollar a barrel. it's first settle above $110 a barrel since may of 2011 and that helped the entire energy sector and sent shares of dow components exxonmobil up more than 2%. >>> even though oil prices spiked higher, prices here at home at the pump are holding. that could change. hampton pearson explains. >> reporter: as millions of americans get ready to hit the road for the long holiday labor day weekend gasoline prices at $. $3.55 a gallon are up. possible military strikes against syria could be a game changer with some predicting a 10 cents
the debt ceiling and whether the u.s. will be able to pay it's bills come mid october. >>> securing your requirement. whether you're 25, 35, 45 or 55, we'll tell you how much you should be saving now to make sure you do not out live your money. that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, august the 27th. >>> good evening everyone. i'm susie gharib here with my colleague bill griffith. investors here in u.s. and around the world dumped stocks worried about the possibility of the u.s. and allies might take military action against syria over it's use of chemical weapons, so investors moved money to safe havens like gold, oil and treasuries. here is a run down of the numbers by the closing bell. the major stock averages fell 1 to 2% and the dow tumbled 170 points and the nasdaq lost almost 80 and the s&p down 26 points. prices on u.s. treasuries rose with the yield on the ten-year to 2.72%. >>> while mean, gold jumped sharply up $27 to $1,420 an ounce. oil also surged. crude gained almost 4% to $109 a barrel, the second biggest gain of the year. >>> well, the rising tensi
to settle. you joined us. athe legacy of martin luther king is coming up now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. tavis: we are joined by the director of the king institute. i guess today officially concludes the festivities that have been going on for weeks. what is your sense for how martin has been treated? >> i think it has been great. i think that represents that martin luther king's legacy lives on into the 21st century. >> we have a problem where the majority do not have passports. not get out and see the world. see inside looking out. when one does travel around the world, give me some sense of how is regardedr king around the world. >> you have asked the right question. he is a world figure. he is a symbol for social justice around the world. outsidein a similar way the united states martin luther as ais viewed not just black leader. they recognize he is a symbol for human rights, social justice, and everyone is familiar with i have a dream. they see his dream as symbolic of their own dreams. >> i am not naÏve asking this. resonatednd why it be
have joined us. coming up, right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had. he said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. cane work together, we stamp hunger out. yourd by contributions to pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: stephen stills' 50-year career has taken him on a formidable solo career and has been written in red the finding and comes, like "for what it's worth. " a four cd set called "carry on," curated by graham nash. here he is singing the song he wrote, suite judy blue eyes. -- sweet judy blue eyes. ♪ ♪ ♪ tavis: when you look at this box set, you think what about these five decades? >> i focus on what has come next. , we call that i did ourselves the ride. .e have nice elderly rides it's all about the band, name the band. which i hadn't played in many years. buffalo springfield was hard enough. >> we go over
obama to cancel annual joint u.s. egyptian militarexercises scheduled for next month. mr. obama, however, did not propose spending the $1.5 billion to the egyptian government for rupturing the u.s. egyptian partnership. and they are at an all-time high in egypt. pro democracy forces are still angry at president obama and the former secretary of state hillary clinton for their initial backing for the former president. mubarak. this is followed by mr. obama's swift and embrace, whom the pro democracy forces blame, for trying to hijack their democratic resolution and to turn it into an islamic republic. and the sentiment was worse for the u.s. ambassador that is now being withdrawn, denouncing the tactics of the forces. and the supporters for their part, they blame the u.s. for secretly blasting them the ongoing support for the government. and the danger now is that the u.s., they have limited leverage at the time of the rising tensions. tensions that could lead to the prolong strikes between the muslim brotherhood and the egyptian government. >> and question on friday, the official death t
. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. inc. you. thank you. >> joining us now to kick off these three nights of this historicon anniversary is the author of "the king years." fromr branch joins us washington. it is good to have you back on the program. >> i have been. talking and getting the message out. let me start with the obvious questions. how does the march on washington ?it into this narrative >> it comes in 1963, when the sees politicsly by the throat because of the demonstrations in birmingham earlier that spring culminating ofthe citizens -- sit in previous years. it led them to call for of march , so 63 was the year of the big rig through to put the civil rights movement at the forefront of american politics. i mentioned a factoid, the notion president kennedy did everything he could to convince that march.have >> he was right to propose the almostights bill was suicidal because democrats had depended on the solid south, and the solid south depended on segregation. innedy was putting all that jeopardy. he was very reluctant. >> what about the fact that the have
it will be sinister but they are against us, at least a week and a half ago and technical deterioration and we may not be through it. looking past near-term issues and other macro issues with the imp men take of affordable care act, the sequester cuts. evaluation is reasonable, corporate earnings are descent and i think investors are only now four and a half years start in -- starting to get more enthusiastic about the market. there is really very little indication that what i believe was the secular bull park at the end. there will be times in a long-term bull market you need to correct and pause. i think that's the environment. i'm not swayed by the short-term worries in terms of long-term optimism. >> are you in the camp with so many others that think the u.s. economy may be the one, the place that out performs in the short-term and hence, u.s. stocks are a better bet over the next few months than emerging markets or foreign stock sns. >> we have a prou.s. stance in our global allocation views right now. certainly relative to emerging markets, which we have been suggesting investors lightening
stronger, the u.s. economy grows faster than expected that gives wall street a chance to breathe and the next question now is does this mean strength the fed has to act on? >> wage rage, fast food workers take to the streets all across the country for higher wages. some say raising pay is the right thing to do. others say it's an attack on business. >> and one of the crowd as tuition rises, students and families find new ways to pick up the tab, turning to crowd sourcing to pay your way through school. all that and more for this thursday evening, august the 29th. >>> good evening everyone i'm susie gharib here with my colleague bill griffeth. tyler is off tonight. good news was really good news again for investors today with stocks edging higher and new signs of strength in the economy. investors brushed off fears about a possible military strike against syria and focused on a positive development right here at home. the nation's gross domestic product or gdp grew at a stronger rate of 2.5% during the spring quarter and that prompted investors to put more money into stocks. hampt
retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >> welcome. for each of us, there are days that are turning points. a day that changes our personal life, or a day that changes the nation. sometimes, very rarely, it's one and the same day. just such a day happened to me on wednesday, august 28, 1963. i was 29 years old, the deputy director of the peace corps, with offices one block from the white house and a short walk from the lincoln memorial. that morning, largely on impulse, inspired by a friend, i joined the quarter of a million americans, people of every age and color, who had come for the march on washington. the event is now most famous for martin luther king, jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, but like many of the others there, i was first transfixed by one of the other speakers, the youngest on the platform. >> brother john lewis -- >> his name was john lewis. he had just been named head of sncc, the student nonviolent coordinating committee, and he was 23 years old. i will never forget the speech he delivered that day. >> we must get in this revolution, and complete t
. are glad you could join us. a fascinating conversation with grace lee boggs is coming up now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. tavis: at almost 98 years old grace lee boggs has been a witness to so many changes, but she has also been a participant. she has learned important lessons she is sharing with new generations through her can tame you'd work in her home cap -- continued work in her hometown of detroit. >> i feel so sorry for people not living in detroit. detroit gives a sense of civilization in a way you do not get in a city like new york. obvious what was does not work. striving forways giant, and this is how giants fall. to have youhonored on this program. i am glad you are here. >>
retailer says consumers in the u.s. and around the globe are spending more cautiously, the market pays attention, and the bigger concern is that the discount retailer doesn't see it abading any time soon. walmart's second quarter profit comes in line with wall street's expectations, but a short fall in sales. the discount retailer also slashing full-year forecasts for both earnings and sales. stores open at least a year fell come parred to last year, though, the company said both improved throughout the quarter. walmart executives blaming the 2% payroll tax hike that hit most americans this year for the reluctant to spend. >> the lower income consumer is under a lot of pressure. the mid to higher end, certainly the higher end is doing okay. >> reporter: on a media call walmart's cfo said indications for back to school and apparel and home goods is good, exciting. it depends on the product category and brand noting consumers are spending on bigger ticket goods like cars and home furnishings, though trading down on smaller purchases. >> the consumer has more capacity to spend today than
of individuals. i'm john lewis, and i was the youngest speaker. ten of us spoke. i spoke number six. dr. king spoke number ten. and out of the ten people that spoke that day, i'm the only one still around. >> congratulations. >> what's that? >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> it was a great moment in american life. >> you were his friend? >> yeah. i got to know dr. king. i met him in 1958 when i was 18. but i first heard of him when i was 15 years old in the 10th grade. we worked together. we marched together. we got arrested together in selma, alabama. >> have you ever heard this story before? >> yes, i have. >> you have? >> i watched it on tv. >> you did? >> so you know about the sit-ins? the freedom ride? >> yeah. >> people marching for the right to vote? you know, i was on the march from selma to montgomery. i was beaten. on march 7th, 1965, a group of us, about 600 people, black and white, many young people, some people who had just left church, decided to march from selma to montgomery, about 50 miles away, because people of color, black people in alabama, couldn't register
%. >>> joining us now to talk more about this rapidly changing media landscape is jason blair. media 12re analyst with the advisory group. good to have you with us. why don't we start with the time warner cbs spat and we'll work our way back through some of these other stories. what time warner said is, you don't like our offer to pay you for retransmission rights to carry your stations as part of a bundle. how would you like it if we charge basically on a per customer basis and you have to sell yourselves to all of our customers system wide? do i have that right and will cbs ever accept it? mr. blair, obviously we're having issues with his audio, we'll try to bring him back a little later in the meantime, let's move on to wall street. for a while, it looked like economic data showing the services sector might set the tone, that failed to take hold with a lack of any conviction. the dow had its worst day in more than a month. the dow falling 46 points, the nasdaq did manage to add three points. briefly touching a new 13-year high. the s&p 500 was off two and a half, still, it stayed a little bit
targets, long-term political hot potatoes. diana olick joins us from washington with more on what all this might mean. >> reporter: suzy, it should come as no surprise mortgage is front and center, as interest rates are rising, credit is the last barrier to full housing recovery. >> our housing market is beginning to heal. >> reporter: president obama returned to arizona, one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash four years after using this dessert backdrop. >> we got to turn the badpage o the bubble and bust. we need a housing system durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come. >> reporter: it's reforming the nation's 10 trillion dollar mortgage market making it easier for home buyers and putting capital at the center of housing finance ask pulling government out. that means a gradual wind down of giants fannie mae and freddy mac, which together with the fha back over 90% of new loans. >> i believe our housing system should operate where there's a limited government role and pry vent lending should be the backbone of the housing market. >> reporter: t
and marian wright edelman. glad you have joined those conversations coming up right now. ♪ by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: dr. algernon austin is the author of "the unfinished march." good to have you on this program, sir. i want to jump right in, there in-depth you have done research on to give us some sort of portrait of where we are and where we are not, 50 years later. i want to jump right in and go in this particular order. first, these ghettos of poverty. how is it, why is it that 50 years after king tried to ring this bell, poverty is still threatening our democracy? how is it that poverty is now a matter of national security? >> the thing is is that there was some policies that importantly reduced poverty. but our commitment to poverty has really waned over the 70's, 80's, and in recent years. we have allowed a number of prevent all workers firm really sharing in prosperity. for example, one of the demands of the march was for a decent minimum wage. a minimum wage that would be worth today over at $13 an hour. today
in july it's still subburnly high for the entire u.s. labor force. but it's dangerously high for america's youth, and that's going to be an issue both for back to school spending and beyond. >> the unemployment rate for teenagers that sort of 16 to 19-year-olds went from a low of 12.7% back in the height of the boom of the 1990s, 2000 to double that today. close to 24% today. >> the recession hit us all. if we can't purchase anything, the retailers aren't making money. it's just a domino effect for everyone. everyone is affected by it. >> the kids don't make a lot of money so it's up to the parents to support them. >> reporter: the center for american progress estimates 10 million americans under 25 are unable to find full-time work and estimate the cost for the group $20 billion in lost wages since the recession. retailers catering to the group should be particularly concerned about the lost spending power. >> the persistence of this 20% plus unemployment rate among teens means it stays tempted. >> reporter: the retail team surveys 52 hundred te
this opportunity and for encouraging, empowering, and enlightening us for the past 10 seasons. congratulations on your star at the hollywood walk of fame. you so deserve it. tavis: thank you, i appreciate that. appreciate that. all right, tell us who's coming up tonight. >> a conversation with musician booker t., coming up right now. there is a saying by dr. king that says that there's always the right time to do the right thing. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: booker t. is among the best. an accomplished musician, record producer, and songwriter, something of a child prodigy, he played the oboe, the saxophone, the trombone, the piano at school, an organ at church, and at only 17, he produced his first million-selling single, the iconic "green onions." over his long career he's worked with everybody from willie nelson to ray charles to neil young and dozens of others, and has produced dozens of his own albums, including earning individua
. it covers wall street and the nation's largest banks. john harwood joins us from the white house with details on who attended today's meeting, and why it was necessary. john? >> tyler, it was financial regulators from all across the government, including the federal reserve, cftc, fec, comptroller of the currency. the president wanted to sell his economic agenda, only about 40% of the regulations, putting in place the dodd/frank financial regulation reform have been enacted or completed by the regulators. this was a pep rally to try to get them to finish that job. i caught up after the meeting with mary jo white, the chair of the fcc. here is her assessment of this conference. results of the meeting? >> very productive meeting, talking about status and progress under dodd/frank and keep going. >> reporter: what's the most important thing you still have to do? >> we have a number of important things left to do. obviously the volcker rule stands up. >> reporter: this is one part of the president's economic agenda this week. later this week he'll go on the road and press his case fo
about the safety of electronic trading and the impact on investor and business confidence in u.s. markets. this is the latest in a series of technical snatches that have paralyzed the market like the botched offer of facebook last year and the slash crack of the new york stock exchange in 2010. bertha comb joins us with me. what an extraordinary day. >> reporter: quite an extra orpd narcoticry day and a lot of folks are saying thank goodness it happened on a quiet thursday in august. essentially, if you look at the day's chart for the nasdaq composite, it essentially flat lined for three hours because none of the stocks were trading. what appears to have happened is a glitch in the system where you get the prices and quotes on trading stocks. with an inability to see those prices, they had to shut the system down. let me give you the timeline. about a quarter after 12:00. the nasdaq says they are seeing some problems with the system, in terms of price quioting. around 12:25 they stop trading not only on options where the problem first appeared but all of the nasdaq stocks and the
sign the u.s. economy was on the mend. hampton pearson has more. >> reporter: july new home sales may be a test for what higher interest rates can do. sales are down double digits to 394,000 adjusted annual rate, the slowest pace in nine months. june also saw a downward division to 455,000 from 497,000, that's according to the commerce department. >> we've had a strong run in housing like the stock market and some correction was invefble. >> reporter: potential home buyers deciding not to pull the trigger and sign a contract now that the average 30-year fix the rate mortgage is 4.58% according to freddie mac, up a full percent since may. >> we've seen rate increases and seeing more. we want to wait and see if maybe they go down before we sign the contract. >> reporter: the higher mortgage rates had the exact opposite effect on existing home sales. they spiked upward to a four-year high. that's because home buyers locked in lower mortgage rates ahead of the current upward spiral. economist say rising rates are a long-term negative for new and existing home sales. >> generally, the init
from kelly. it does not get much more eclectic than that. we are glad you joined us. those conversations are coming up right now. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. they queue. -- thank you. tavis: there is no more important profession been educating students, and no teacher has done a better job of demanding a level of excellence that has earned him a medal of honor. the book is filled with no- nonsense advice for kids who want to make -- for teachers who want to make a difference in kids lives. this year they performed the tempest with a reminder of the of for justice for all. >> get up stand up rightsor your >> you were telling me you were with the group of your kids in a hotel room when the verdict in the george zimmerman case was announced. tell me how you talk to kids about that. >> i basically try to tell them there is a difference between logic and what is presented as justice. they are not always together. that is what the students could not understand. to keep participating in this country, or he died for nothing. i think it teacher
there's no significant labor move in the country and we really could use it. corporate america is the bull in the china shop, and china metaphor there is also meant. but when i look at the setting with amazon, if you're the owner of an independent bookstore, you're not going to like the president chose this setting. they did announce they're creating 4,000 jobs, setting up distribution centers and the phrase that's use side bricks and click. they have acknowledged that they do support some sort of an internet tax, and so there could have, on the progressive end of how it works with our tax system. jeff bazos, the genius behind amazon, is one of silicone valley, california start ups. they're getting into policy, just with facebook is hill on the way side. it's almost like another government there. in that sense, this is recognizing the future, and the future is here. >> the you apparently did not read sarah o conar's piece the 9th of february. she said workers were pained minimum jobs to do full-time jobs. it was like a robot in an assembly line. very negative article. >> i didn
as much as 9% in after hours trading. jon fortt joins us from san jose, john? >> one of the things that john chambers said on the call is that cisco is having fits reading the economic data and that summarizes the after hours action analysts questioned about what exactly cisco is doing. john chambers said the global growth and lack thereof shows inconsistency. the switching business looks good. the routing business except the edge looks bad. certain geographies, northern europe, north america look good but japan, china don't look as good. what chambers said is cisco is commited to delivering on the financial model they put out around 61, 62% gross margins and growth overall in earnings faster than revenue in most quarters. that necessitates these cuts. there is lots of questions going forward about whether cisco will be able to grow most of the time in that five to seven percent revenue band john chambers promised. >> tomorrow a lot of investors will wonder how cisco is saying translates to other tech companies, which might be impacted by comments tonight? >> suzy, i think you've g
are glad you could join us for our conversation with taylor branch, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: taylor branch is, of course, the brilliant writer of the trilogy "the king years." he has distilled the epic story into one book. it is called "the king years: historic moments in the civil rights movment." he joins us from washington. taylor, good to have you on the program. >> i wish i could be with you. tavis: i wish we could have you in the studio. you have spent basically your life working on this icon a trilogy, and then you end up with a book that basically distills it all down. why did you do this? >> teachers have told me for many years that while they
summer of excess and escapism with the thrills and chills of hollywood scaring us down to our popcorn, yet always with a happy ending. meanwhile, back here in the real world, where we actually live, the best film of the summer isn't an epic tale of horror or adventure but an eye-opening, heart-moving and mind-expanding reminder that millions of people in this richest country in the world, working men and women and their children, don't have enough to eat. the film's called "a place at the table," and it's one of the best documentaries i've seen in years. almost 50 million americans -- that's one in six -- receive food stamps. and yet recently, the house of representatives wrestled over a farm bill because members of congress continued to fight over how many billions to slash from the food stamp program. in the end, they got the farm bill through by stripping food stamps out of it completely, to be voted on some other day. but once again, we heard all the cliches about freeloaders who are undeserving of government help, playing the system and living large at the expense of taxpayers. t
for shareholders. >>> bringing jobs home. more companies are moving overseas operations back to the u.s. but not just workers benefit. who else is reaping the rewards as we wrap up the series made in america. all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for friday, august 9th. >>> and good evening everyone and welcome. i'm tyler mathisen along with sue herrera. susie gharib has the night off. in a far-reaching press conference today, the first in three months, to took questions and gave answers on top picks critically important to american business. he tackled healthcare reform and the possibility of a government shut down to immigration, privacy and whom he might choose as the next chairman of the federal reserve. >> good evening, tyler, the president addressed a series of issues, as you say, in his press conference today and said he doesn't think the leaker from the nsa, edward snowden, is a patriot and released a series of reforms he would like to implement. here is how the president described what he would like to do. >> we can't and must be more transparent so i directed
the fan." tell us why you say capitalism has hit the fan. >> well, the classic defense of capitalism as a system from much of its history has been, okay, it has this or that flaw. but it quote, unquote, "delivers the goods.'" >> yeah, for most everybody. >> right. >> that was the argument. >> and so, you may not get the most, but it'll trickle down to you, all the different ways. >> the yachts will rise. >> that's right. the ocean will lift all the boats. the reality is that for at least 30 years now, that isn't true. for the majority of people, capitalism is not delivering the goods. it is delivering, arguably, the bads. and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means, but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit, is in fact facing harder and harder times. and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say, "it's a systemic problem." >> so, we put together some recent headlines. the merger of american and u.s. air, giving us only four major airlines and less competition. co
, the department of justice wants to stop the mega merger between u.s. airways and american airlines. does this mark the end of consolidation in the industry? and what does it mean for you, the traveler? >> following the money, carl icahn tweets about a 1 billion-dollar stake in apple and the stock takes off. j.c. penney shares worth $350 million less than he paid. can he make money? >> and supersized hospitals are getting better, changing the economics of healthcare, but will the trend mean higher bills for you? all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, august 13th. >>> and good evening everyone. buckle your seat belts and make sure your trey tables are upright and locked that planned 11 billion-dollar merger between american airlines and u.s. air hit an air pocket today courtesy of the u.s. justice department. eric holder and six state attorneys general soon to blocked merger says the deal will stifle competition after a wave of airline competitions in recent years. says the government says it could lead to bigger prices. shares of u.s. airways falling 13% day a
burnett and she is one of the countries most beloved entertainers, making us life gave her life has had more than its share of challenges and tragedies. most profoundly, the death of her daughter carrie can she has written about that in a new book called "carrie and me." enjoy conversation with carol burnett coming up right now. >> there's a saying that dr. king had, and he said, "there's always a right time to do the right thing." i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we're only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. and walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> it is a well-worn clichÉ to say that someone doesn't need an introduction. but look at this face. [laughter] does she really need an introduction? i am delighted to have children and on this program. she is a brilliant comedian whose comic antics more than 50 years have entertained us. she has also had, like
, in for tyler mathisen. the concerns about what u.s. secretary of state john kerry called undeniable evidence of a chemical weapons attack in a rebel controlled area of syria, and what role the u.s. military might play in response sent the markets lower in the final hour of trade today. here's what secretary of state kerry said during a news conference in washington this afternoon, in a clear warner to bashar al assad. >> president obama has made clear to the assad regime, that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. and there is a reason why no matter what you believe about syria, all people in all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure there is accountability for the use of chemical weapons, so that it never happens again. >> the market had been trading higher earlier on merger news and in spite of a sharp drop in july, durable goods orders, but those comments by secretary kerry sent the indexes lower and they did close at the lows of the session, the dow fell by 64 points, ending below 15,000 again. the nasdaq was a fraction
you joined us for our conversation with harrison ford, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: more than a decade before civil rights activists took to the streets to challenge jim crow laws, branch rickey, general manager of the then brooklyn dodgers, and played by harrison ford in the movie "42," went up against a wall of segregation and brought in jackie roosevelt robinson to integrate america's then all- white pastime. it was a courageous move by both men. robinson endured horrendous opposition, of course, from racially charged taunts to death threats, all the while triumphing on the field. rickey took on the baseball establishment, defied ow
costs, an investigation of jp morgan securities by the u.s. attorneys office in mile phil. jp morgan or prosecutors would comment. that would make four different u.s. attorneys offices investigating the banks business. in audition, new york's attorney general is suing the bank alleging investors lost $22 billion on jp morgan mortgage securities. they aren't the only bank on the federal hot seat. pennsylvania's pnc repormted investigations of it's pricing and foreclosure expenses. on tuesday bank of america reported a probe of $850 million in mortgage backed securities. rockdale securities analysts says it's unfair. >> when you're suing these banks, you're suing the individual americans who own their stocks and they don't deserve to be sued. >> reporter: it seems unlikely the department of justice is done. for "nightly business report" i'm jackie dean gles. >>> the dow and s&p 500 brushed off and snapped the three-day losing streaks. microsoft and caterpillar contributed up 2% making them the best performing stocks. optimism crept into the market tonight when china reported strong tra
eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> the emotional ups and downs of the crawley family, has captured the imaginations of viewers a at both here and in the uk. is mcgovern plays the american born countess of grantham, cora crawley. let's take a look at a scene from downton abbey. >> my dear. >> don't worry about me, i am american. you know what? we have a wedding to celebrate. and sure it's a great day. if it's to be our last, let's make it a wonderful last. let's enjoy art lovely home and the lovely people we spend our live with. tavis: see, that gives a whole for worse." [laughter] >> i'll say. whoa. tavis: so he's telling you that he lost all the money. all the money. >> you handed me the sandwich. tavis: yeah. he lost all the money and you're just -- you're okay with that. >> that -- yeah. [laughter] that took me a bit of distance to travel as an actress, but i got there in the end. tavis: ye
are glad you joined us. tavis: good evening. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: natalie cole was first introduced to latin music by her legendary father, nat king cole, who learned to sing in spanish in the 1950s in havana. inspired by those songs, natalie has recorded her first album in spanish, titled appropriately, "natalie cole en espanol." let's listen to a cut from the cd.♪ ♪ ♪ tavis: he still sounds so good. >> i do? tavis: you do >> oh. tavis: - but your daddy does, too. >> well of course. tavis: no, you sound good. i was getting to that. i was just starting with your daddy, saying >> oh, yes. tavis: - he still sounds so good. >> and we found footage of him singin
. the federal judge presiding over the biggest bankruptcy filing in u.s. history order add mediator to handle negotiations with the city's unions and two largest pension funds. the idea is to save money on litigation against the city and speed up a resolution of this historic bankruptcy. >>> turning now to egypt. another day of violence and bloodshed as the military police continue their assault on supporters of oust the president mohamed morsi. from cairo, we have more. >> reporter: a very tense cairo here tonight as supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi continue to clash with security forces, not just here in cairo but across the country. it started after the protesters called for a million-man march, a friday of rage after friday prayers, and that did materialize. what happened around the square area and also some of the bridges, a lot of people have been killed. the images we've seen are very disturbing, very bloody images and mass gunmen in operation with ak-47s entrenching in battle. we have developments from the kingdom of saudi arabia saying they stand with egypt against terror
's the challenge they face? and then how can they use their resources to address that challenge? >> bill moyers: and -- >> rachel laforest: small victories aggregate to this larger sort of beating heart and people feeling deeply inspired by each other. but it takes work. >> madeline janis: everybody deserves a good job and a decent life. and that our government, our democracy has the tools to ensure that. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of new york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more i
in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. -- >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at >>vis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. imagine you have just direct did marvelbased on characters and you have just agreed to make the sequel. here is joss whedon. you made it in your own th backyard in 12 days, and this is what you come up with. >> are you sure benedict loves entirely?o >> did they bid you tell her of it? >> they did not, but i persuaded them if they love benedict. >> why did you so? does not the gentleman deserves as full of bad -- a be? womanure never framed a of as proud of stuff as beatrice. >> then kingsley came through, and when he does it is through a to go conversation without shakespeare making a cameo, so i will ask you. what is it about shakespeare? language, and it is how personally i relate to it. with it even before i could understand it. i love the poetry, but the more i studied it, the more i go, this is about me. is 400kes me that it years since he wrote it,
you joined us. a conversation with mr. pierce brosnan is coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: embracing new challenges keeps artists vibrant, and that is what here's brosnan has done with his new movie. -- pierce brosnan has done with his new movie. challengesr from the he met while playing james on. "love is all you need your quote -- all you need." an orange tree for ned years before it was prud like a lemon. most of these trees are oranges. they have to be nurtured so they do not grow back as oranges. it is a time-consuming process. >> the tree can make both lemons and oranges? i like that. you know, lemons are my favorite fruit. i cannot imagine the world without them. >> n
high school. >> glad you could be with us. >> he and about a dozen african-american male teachers are focused on making sure plaque boys graduate high school. >> take a step back. y'all ready? >> we're trying to make transformations. a lot of our brothers are failing disproportionately. if we look at statistics in oakland we're the highest in everything we don't need to be in. >> you'll see higher rates of dropouts, lower rates of graduation, higher rates of chronic absence, higher rates of suspension. >> june yus williams is ceo of the urban strategies council, an oakland-based nonprofit working to eliminate persistent poverty. in 2010, the council partnered with oakland unified in developing solutions for improving the academic and social outcomes for black boys. that same year, the district launched the office of african-american male achievement. chris chatman is the executive director. the manhood development class is one of the office's programs. >> one of the strategies with our manhood development classes, just getting eye level with the youth. how do we put the swag in ed
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